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First Family
volume 43 • number 2
January 11, 2015
First Baptist Church of Salisbury, North Carolina
Ordination Service
Sun., January 11 @ 6pm
In the Chapel
Christian
Parenting/
Grandparenting
Workshops
Wednesdays beginning
January 7, 2015
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Fellowship Hall
January 7
January 14
January 21
January 28
Parents of Children
Transition to Youth and Beyond
10 Commandments of Grandparents
Questions & Answers
Topics include:
• Be a Unified Front
• Discipline/Managing Behavior
• Setting Boundaries/Freedom
• Family devotions
• Networking with other parents
• Approaching the topic of sex
• Technology
Tithing Envelopes
Beginning in February.
This 8-week class is
a Biblically based,
relationship centered, character driven ministry that helps
people find dignity, value, and hope in meaningful work which
honors and glorifies God and shows the power of the gospel of
Jesus Christ. This community-wide ministry needs volunteers
for instructors, mentors, business and church relationship team
members. Training is available. Contact Rod Kerr at 704-6330431 or [email protected]
Classes Begin
Wed., February 4, 2015
Interviews for Potential Students
Thurs., January 8 & Thurs., January 15
Contact Rod at 704-633-0431
for further information and to set up an interview.
‘Dress for Success’
Clothes Closet
Do you have gently used suits, sport coats, dress shirts,
dresses, dress shoes, work boots? We will be collecting items
for our Jobs for Life clients for interviewing and work related
wear through January 11. Bring your items for men and women
to the racks in the Fellowship Hall. All sizes needed. Several of
our volunteers will be in the Fellowship Hall before our services
to hang the clothes on the racks provided. (Oh, by the way, we
need hangers, too!)
The 2015 tithe envelopes are now available for pickup outside
the library. Members will have new numbers next year.
SAVE THE DATE
An Evening of Enlightenment
1st Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Gala
Saturday, January 10, 2015
7:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Historic Rowan Museum
202 N. Main St., Salisbury, North Carolina
Tickets are priced as follows:
$30 individual - $50 couple - $15 law enforcement, military, teachers
For more information, go to www.triadladderofhope.org
Reserve Your Tickets Now!
Go to: http://tinyurl.com/TLH-GALA-2015
FBC Goal: $35,000.00
Collected: $30,172.83
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Offering Changes
Dear Friends,
With the arrival of 2015 comes a change in our policy regarding
undesignated offerings. It’s a change that I hope you will take seriously
and prayerfully. If I fall short in making this change understandable, I
hope that you will ask me or our Financial Secretary (Wendy Carlton)
for further clarification.
The church family has approved that 10% of one’s offering can be
designated in the following ways:
 The Cooperative Program of the Southern Baptist Convention
 The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
 100% of your offering to go toward church’s ministry budget
“Church Only”
Each time you make a contribution with your offering envelope and
wish the 10% to go to the SBC or CBF you must mark you choice
each time you use the envelope.
If you wish for 100% of your offering to go toward our ministry budget,
you must mark that choice…each time you use the offering envelope.
Here’s the BIG change. Monies that are collected without an envelope
or envelopes where no selection has been made are described as
“undesignated.”
Beginning in 2105, 10% of undesignated monies will be divided
equally and given to both the International Mission Board of the SBC
and the North American Mission Board of the SBC.
Let’s prayerfully consider how the Lord desires His resources to
be used, be responsible in making your wishes known by correctly
identifying your choices, and continue to be generous givers to the
Lord’s work for the Lord’s glory!
Peace,
Kenneth
Mission Opportunities
Honduras Mission Trip 2015
Second Act Ministries
Gold and Silver
Mon., January 12
“Beth Moore” Prevent Child Abuse Rowan
Spencer Doll and Toy Museum
& Lunch at Emma’s
Thurs., February 26
Dutch lunch at Emma’s. Museum cost $7.00, due 2/9/15.
Songs and Stories
of the Civil War
Wingate University Fri., March 27
Dinner at K&W (dutch). Leaving @ 4:30 p.m., Return approx.
11:00 p.m. (note late return). Cost $20.00, due March 9.
Spring Time Jubilee
April 27-30, 2015
Myrtle Beach, SC
This is another week of Southern gospel music, and preaching
hosted by Dr. Johnny Hunt (much like the Fall Jubilee). We
will also spend an additional night to go to the Carolina Opry.
The approximate cost per person is $355.00 (the cost of four
meals are not included). $150 deposit due January 26th. If
you are interested please call the church office or contact
Pastor Lance.
The annual mission trip to Honduras is scheduled for July 31 – August
7. Activities include medical, VBS, construction, prayer walking and
evangelism. If you are interested in participating or have questions,
please contact Pete Teague.
Knitting Club Resumes
Wee Center Registration
The knitting and hat ladies will resume weekly meetings beginning
January 13. Join us for good fellowship as we knit hats for local school
children and other ministries. Over 300 hats have been distributed.
Contact Rod Kerr at 704-633-0431 for more information.
Registration for the
2015-16 school year
will begin Mon.,
January 19 for 2-yearolds through 5-yearolds. Spots will
become open to the
public at the end of
February. Call Jessica
Casey at 704-639-1062.
Tues., January 13 1-3 p.m.
In the Fellowship Hall
Phyllis Byrd ................
January 3, 2015
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JOIN US
FOR
Spring Beach Retreat
- For All Ages Each Sunday morning
at 9:45 a.m.
Caswell May 1-3, 2015
$45 deposits are being collected now. Limited space, so get your
reservation in to Rod ASAP. Cost is $145 for the weekend (2 nights
lodging, 4 meals and conference fee).
Babies ..........................................Rm 132
Creepers ......................................Rm 128
Twos ............................................Rm 127 & 130
Threes..........................................Rm 126
Fours ...........................................Rm 124
Fives ............................................Rm 125
Grades 1-5...................................Third Floor Depot
Grades 6-12.................................FMC Rm 111
Agape ..........................................FMC Rm 123
Apocalypse Now .......................Rm 308
College / Young Singles ............FMC Rm 124
Faithful Workers .......................Parlor
Emmanuel ..................................FMC Rm 128
Explore the Bible .......................Rm 114
Jeremiah 29:11 ............................Rm 328
Kings Daughters ........................Rm 216
Whitehead Men’s Class ............Whitehead Rm
Singled Out ................................FMC Rm 125
Sojourners...................................Rm 115
Summa Petenda .........................Rm 107
Travelers .....................................Rm 117
Choir / Worship Team ..............Choir Room
Poor Man’s Supper
Sat., January 17 5 p.m.
In the Fellowship Hall. Pastor Marc Sanders of Chatham County
will be sharing his personal story about Boxes of Hope and how
they have impacted many needy children. The supper is free
but reservations are needed. Sign up sheet available at greeter
station in FMC or contact Joyce (704-636-0061) or Rod (704-6330431) before January 15. A class business meeting will follow the
presentation.
Widow’s Might
Mon., January 19 10:30 a.m.
A new beginning -- Visitors please consider joining. Members, thanks
for your faithfulness in the past. We will meet at Barbara Thomasons’
home -- call if you need directions, 704-636-5084. Bring a luncheon
dish to be shared around noon.
FirstServe
Forms
are available
outside Rod’s office
Time & Talent Survey
The Gospel of John gives us the essence of stewardship
when Jesus tells Peter if he loves him, then he should
feed his sheep. In this 3-part conversation, our Lord
twice uses a verb meaning to feed as in providing
sustenance, but the third time he uses a word meaning
to care, guide, govern and defend. His message being
that it is not sufficient to merely offer the bread of life
to the congregation of the Lord, but we must do more.
The members of our church have many diverse skills
and experiences that collectively are of enormous
value to our church and its mission.
Please take a moment to provide us with information
that will help us to connect you with the outreach
opportunities that best fit your skills, interests and
schedule. This is not a hard commitment on your
part, only a way to let us know a little more about
your gifts and where they might be used to serve
God’s purpose. Thank you for your willingness to
serve the First Baptist Church community.
FirstServe
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Serving
THIS WEEK...
January 11, 2015
Minister on Call: Russ Robbins, 704-638-0131
Sound: 8:30 - Graham Carlton
11:00 - Chad Kiser
Ushers: Wayne Dover, Jay Baker, Ron Bell,
Andy Echerd, Wilson Graham, Carl Howell,
Bill McCall, Steve Overcash, Johnny Ray,
Gary Wood
Worship Greeters: Lou Hamilton
Sunday School Greeters: Raymond Elliott, Tim
Miller, Luke Miller
Security Duty: Raymond Elliott, Richard Farrar,
Tim Burns
Offertory Prayer: Sheila Prevatte
Prayer Room Intercessor:
8:30 - Jolette Morrison
11:00 - Terry Ardoin
Worship KidStyle: Brian & Shana Hinson
Babies: Sylvia Moore, Melinda Burns
Creepers/Toddlers: Cathy Kesler, Anna Holman
Twos: Jake McDaniel, Robin Powell
Threes: April Chandler, Gina Pinyan
First
Family
FINANCIAL REPORT
END OF YEAR REPORT
December 31, 2014
YTD Budget Gifts................................................................ $1,266,051.39
YTD Budget Goal ............................................................... $1,245,429.64
Over/Under Budget.................................................................. $20,621.75
Men’s Choir
on Baptist Men’s Day
Sunday, January 18
Rehearsal this Sunday,
January 11
after 11:00 worship
Calling all men! We will be having a men’s choir
in our worship services on Baptist Men’s Day,
Sunday, January 18. This is for all men in the
church, their sons, and grandsons (middle school
and up). We’ll have a short (30-minute) rehearsal immediately following the 11:00
worship service this Sunday, January 11, from 12:15-12:45 pm in the Choir Room.
See you there!
POSTMASTER: Send address
changes to FIRST FAMILY, 223
N. Fulton Street, Salisbury, NC
28144-4223.
First Baptist Church
of Salisbury, North Carolina
CHURCH SUPPER
January 14, 2015
Pork Loin
Macaroni & Cheese
Green Beans
Salad • Rolls
Dessert
Reservations are required.
Call the church office,
704-633-0431 by Monday at 4:30 p.m.
Meal Cashier: Gail Ice
OUR MISSION
The purpose of the Salisbury First Baptist family is to intimately know Christ and increasingly make Him known through
authentic worship, intentional nurture, spirited fellowship, and compassionate witness in our community and around the
world.
First Baptist Church  223 N. Fulton Street  Salisbury, NC 28144  Phone 704-633-0431  Fax 704-633-0670